A Mexican family whose life is a three-ring circus

Americas Now

When people think of the circus, they usually imagine a big show under a tent filled with action animals and amusement. Clowns, tight-rope walkers and trapeze acts are all images associated with the public spectacle.

In Latin America, one family has been entertaining the masses under the Big Top for five generations. They’ve faced challenges in recent years because of a new law that forbids the use of animals in their shows. So they’re trying to continue their legacy with feats of physical skill and talent.

Our Urban Voice on “Americas Now” is the Gasca Brothers Circus.